Speakin about 73's, I took my relined and rebuilt antique 32-20 out for a spin yesterday what a piece of work!! It was bustin' clays at 95+- yds and hitting everything closer with ease. I've been shooting 96g slugs over 4g of Unique buit I recently bought a 115g mold and I'm wondering about adjusting the powder charge (I'm real pleased with my present combo but want a traditional weight bullet).
I've been using original Winchester tools and molds for many years to load for the .40-60, .45-60, .45-75 and .50 Express. I've found that they work much better than modern dies and molds in my original Winchesters. All of my tools have the original decapping pins, but I don't use them. I have shell holders for these cartridges and use Lee's universal decapping die, which works very well in my Rock Chucker.
As with most attempts by the Liberal antigun crowd to press their agenda by telling the people that it will safe guard the citizenry by giving law enforcement a new tool to identify criminals ,this one is as asinine as they come. A shell casing with all the guns data imprinted on it does nothing to prove who pulled the trigger. All it does is indentify the mechanism. proving a case in court is not as easy as it is on Tv. Unfortunately most people cant be convinced of that fact.
Picked up another 1876 Winchester yesterday ,cal. 40-60 wcf. barrel has been cut to 21, 1/2" in. has a 3/4 mag. wood is great,the action is tight,but the bore is outstanding,have never seen a 76 with a bore this sharp and bright ,I put it at a 10,Gonna slug it and get started working up a bp. load fer it. Think thisun is gonna give the( Wolfers Gun) a run fer the money..........Dusty
Picked up this 73 yesterday,38-40 wcf,oct bl.,short mag, action is perty tight shows lot's a use,but the bore is very good.I would guess a 8 outa 10. Gonna slug the bore, Have not had any exp. with the 38-40wcf.Anyone suggest a bullet type to start with would be apreciated.Look's like it may be a good shooter. Dusty
Patterns for the Vaquero will have to be modified for the Ruger Blackhawk, because of the adjustable sights in most cases, the upper part of the bucket front can be cut away to allow for these adjustable sights, hope this helped...